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The State Library of Pennsylvania

The State Library of Pennsylvania collects, preserves, and provides access to materials for, by, and about Pennsylvania to meet the information and research needs of state government, libraries, and the public.

The State Library of Pennsylvania Main Reading Room will be open (except holidays or when there is a commonwealth issued delay or closing ​) as follows:  
Tuesday 10 AM – 4 PM
Wednesday 10 AM – 8 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 4 PM 

Visit the State Library of Pennsylvania:
Forum Building
607 South Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0211

Get directions and parking information.

Staff provide virtual services and programming Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and can be contacted directly via phone or email below: 

Area of Interest Email Phone
Circulation/Public Service ra-circulation@pa.gov717-787-3169
Interlibrary Loan ra-ill@pa.gov717-787-4130
Reference and Rare Collections ra-reflib@pa.gov717-783-5950
Law and Government Documents Reference ra-law@pa.gov717-787-3273

Complete an online library card application to request a State Library of Pennsylvania card.  

Submit an online reference request for assistance from staff at the State Library of Pennsylvania.

Ask a question and get answers from a librarian via Chat with a Librarian. The Chat with a Librarian service is a part of POWER Library

See the current schedule of Events and Programs or view past recordings.

Visit the State Library STEMlab (by appointment only):
State Library of Pennsylvania
607 South Drive,
Harrisburg, PA 17120